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  • Actors: Ed Gildersleeve, Nikki and Jessi Haddad, Courtney Sanford
  • Directors: Eric Leiser
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Vanguard Cinema
  • DVD Release Date: February 26, 2008
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000YOX3GK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312,580 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Dr. Reineger, a famous neuro psychologist, has become convinced that a twin girl named Anna has a rare form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her blind sister, Sarah, the doctor cannot say for sure why

Customer Reviews

I actually didn't like it since the whole problem of identical twin communication has never been really well resolved.
Roger Bagula
Leiser, who has an animation background, employs every animation style he knows throughout the film, creating one of the most visually rich movies of recent years.
Jennifer M. Colville
He cannot effectively treat the girls, nor can he decode the bewildering world they have built for themselves within their minds.
Sherlock Wooster

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sherlock Wooster on December 29, 2008
Format: DVD
Imagination steps into the surreal world of twin sisters Anna and Sarah Woodruff (Nikki and Jessi Haddad) who have confronted their disabilities by turning inward to their own imaginations and shared alternate reality. One girl has been rendered blind; the other has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by difficulty interacting and socializing with others. The girls' well intentioned but ill-equipped parents (Travis Poelle and Courtney Sanford) seek the aid of neuropsychologist Dr. Reineger (Edmund Gildersleeve) to chart a path to normalcy through the twins' mental shroud.

The girls' behavior becomes increasingly difficult for their parents to comprehend. Their food transcends the dinner plate to become living sculpture, and the girls play games in intricate, frenetic patterns that only minds in lockstep could achieve. Faced with the twins' increasingly apparent and unexplainable abilities to defy accepted science and medical knowledge, Dr. Reineger is consumed with a profound professional crisis. He cannot effectively treat the girls, nor can he decode the bewildering world they have built for themselves within their minds.

The film's real strength lies in its animation. Leiser's whimsical but intricate method recalls Czech surrealism and charts a brave experimental path, though he's not quite ready to stand on the podium with Jan Svankmajer. Nonetheless, Leiser's multifaceted abilities are put to great use in Imagination's engaging animated segments. His stop motion and puppetry work is spellbinding at times. Leiser also has some raw ability as a filmmaker beyond his wheelhouse of animation and sculpture, but Imagination's live action portions are less appealing.
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By DCS on May 16, 2014
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I ordered this movie because I was interested in the portrayal of Asperger's mentioned in the movie description. One twin is described as having Asperger's, the other twin is blind. Since the point of the movie, as far as I can tell, is the interaction between the twins, was the blind twin intended to be neurotypical or was she also supposed to have Asperger's? Is the director saying that you can't be blind and have other conditions? The other main focus of the movie is that the girls' interaction with their imaginary environment is such to make the father abandon the family and have the mother freak out to Dr. Reinger in one of the worst acted scenes of the movie. I got to the end of the movie mostly wishing to have my 70 minutes back. On a separate note, I didn't feel the Director's Statement insert was really necessary. As this is not a religious movie, per se, I don't really care about your close, personal relationship with the God of your choice. But thanks for sharing.
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I came across director Eric Leiser’s Imagination by accident. To maintain some interest in my recently-birthed movie review site, I have employed a game of sorts, wherein every week I watch a different movie beginning with a letter of the alphabet, in sequence, until we get to the end of the alphabet and then it starts over, or I quit, or I climb aboard my starship and head for the skies, whatever the case may be. This week’s offering had to begin with the letter I, and since there had been little response from my readers, I had set out to find a movie on my own; my pick was to be Idle Hands, you know, the 1999 comedy directed by Rodman Flender. Unfortunately, both video stores that I visited had no copies of that gem on hand, yet both carried the tantalizingly-titled Imagination, and a glowing pull-quote from The Onion’s A.V. Club was all it took to sell me on the rental.

And I’m glad that I took the chance.

It’s true that the production values of the film are lacking. In particular, the scenes that feature therapist Dr. Reineger or the Mother character are striking for how badly acted they are. There’s a moment where the Mother runs out on a hill to give Reineger a sob story about her daughters’ increasingly bizarre behavior and prophetic visions, and the way that the two yell over one another is laughable. That, coupled with the twee way that Leiser produced the film – utilizing everything from clay figures to stop motion to shadow puppets – made the overall film feel largely like a B-movie version of a Michel Gondry film. Or, as I told my wife, “It’s like if Animal Collective made a horror movie.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer M. Colville on August 19, 2010
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The appropriately-titled Imagination is a fascinating watch. Leiser, who has an animation background, employs every animation style he knows throughout the film, creating one of the most visually rich movies of recent years. A street full of stop-motion animated characters move about to the tunes of a quirky stop-motion band. An earthquake is represented as rocks rapidly disappearing one-by-one from stone walls and streets. As an otherworldly version of the girls wanders through a desert, time-lapse clouds whiz by overhead. Like an actual dream, you're never sure where this movie will take you next.Eclectic Shorts by Eric Leiser
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